With the busy lifestyles of today, you will want an appliance that can prepare food quickly and easily. Microwaves do the trick, but they can make food soggy and unappetizing, and they are limited in what they can cook (most TV dinners, already prepared food and instant meals). A toaster oven is an all around versatile appliance in that it has the compactness of a microwave with the power of a full sized oven. You can cook a wider variety of foods in a toaster oven, and it is quick and easy to use. The Cuisinart TOB-155 is a toaster oven/ broiler that has all sorts of functions, including bake, broiling, toasting, reheating and defrosting. It also includes a six slice toaster along with a 0.6 cubic foot capacity. The three cooking options and sleek design, along with the touch pad controls make this one of the most easy to use and functional toaster ovens out there.
The Cuisinart TOB-155 is not your average toaster oven. It does more than simply reheat foods and toast bread. You can broil foods like fruits, vegetables and poultry. You can also prepare pizza, bagels, and baked goods like cupcakes and cookies. This oven is also equipped with shade control to keep the oven at a precise temperature. The electronic touchpads add to the ease of use. There are also clocks and timers, to give you more control over the foods you prepare. In addition, the interior of the oven is very easy to clean. Upon purchase, the oven also comes with a three year warranty. This oven also has a very nice appearance, so it will fit in well with any type of décor. It won’t stand out too much as an appliance in your kitchen or office.
One of the standout features of the Cuisinart TOB-155 Toaster Oven Broiler is how easy it is to use. All you have to do is put the food item in the oven, and press a few buttons and your food item will be cooking. Bread and bagels are toasted to perfect in this temperature controlled oven. In addition, it cooks frozen foods like pizza and t.v. dinners perfectly. You can also bake smaller baked goods such as muffins, cupcakes or cookies just like you would in a larger oven. The plus side is that the food items will cook even quicker than a larger oven. You can get those baked goods done quickly. Frozen foods are no problem. Instead of having soggy microwaved foods, have some crisp, freshly baked foods that taste much better in comparison. It will even bake foods faster than your larger oven. Don’t worry about any uneven cooking; the temperature control will take care of that. There are several different levels to choose from for toasting, so you can get your toast or other items to perfection.
You can cook a variety of other foods using this oven. It works great with fish, baked potatoes, broiled meats, bacon, chicken, baked pasta, and a host of other foods. You can prepare an entire dinner using this one small oven. It has a lot of interior space, but will not take up too much counter space. Another bonus is the adjustable height of the oven rack. Adjust it accordingly depending on what foods you are making. After preparing your food, clean up is simple. After the oven has cooled down, just wipe it down with a damp cloth. The crumb tray is also removable and easily cleaned. Simply remove the tray, dump the crumbs and return it to its place. Cooking, clean up and storage make the Cuisinart TOB-155 one of the easiest ovens out there to own.
Of course, no appliance is perfect. For one, the sides of the handle on the glass door can get pretty hot; this is considered to be a design flaw. Make sure to wear an oven mitt when touching the handle. The handle itself stays cool but the metal sides of the handle are not insulated against heat, so it is possible to burn yourself. It isn’t a major concern, just something to be cautious of. Also, the cord is a bit short, so you will have to place the oven by an outlet or use an extension cord. This can be inconvenient for some, especially if there are no outlets on your countertop. In addition, the timer can be quite loud when it sounds off. The good side to this is that you won’t miss it when it does go off. Otherwise, this toaster oven doesn’t have that many flaws. It cooks food evenly, it has easy to use controls, it is easy to clean, and can cook a variety of food as good as any other oven.
Toaster oven quality has gone down in the past few years, but the Cuisinart TOB-155 Toaster Oven Broiler stands out above the rest. The price may be a bit more than other toaster ovens, but with the higher price comes the higher value. You will be much better off spending the extra money on this item than buying an inferior toaster oven for a lower price. Other toaster ovens have old-fashioned knob controls and do not heat up food evenly, leaving those infamous hot spots in food with other cold areas. This oven heats food perfectly and evenly. Say goodbye to burnt or under-toasted bread and bagels. This appliance is perfect for larger family homes, for use in an apartment or for the work place. For those days when you do not feel like preparing a large meal, just stick some chicken or a potato in the oven and enjoy a light meal. This oven definitely speaks for convenience and simplicity. There are no unnecessary bells and whistles on this one—just a simple toaster oven that does what it is supposed to do. If you are looking for a toaster oven, this one is definitely recommended. You may end up spending a little bit more money, but you certainly will not regret it.